Norland confirms continued U.S. support for Libya's Elections Commission

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 15 Oct 2021, 09:02 PM
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U.S. Ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, affirmed his country's continued support for the "high mission undertaken by the High National Elections Commission on behalf of all Libyans."

"We are encouraged to see that the Libyans are keen to vote and push the whole country - in the south, east and west -  closer to stability and prosperity," Norland said during his meeting with Commission Chairman Emad al-Sayeh.

Norland had previously confirmed at the end of September his country's support for the efforts of the High National Elections Commission to hold the Libyan elections on their scheduled date on December 24.

On Saturday, Al-Sayeh said in an interview with Agence France-Presse that “the commission is 80 to 90% ready to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in December and January. He expected a "large turnout" to participate in them, "especially with the holding of presidential elections for the first time since Libya's independence in 1951."

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